Gonorrhoea and syphilis cases in England reach record highs - latest data
England saw a larger rise in gonorrhoea cases for 2022 than "ever before", particularly in young people, according to an expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea and syphilis sex infections reach record levels in England
There were 82,592 cases of gonorrhoea in 2022 - up 50% on the year before, officials say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea IS spread by kissing: Game-changing study overturns decades of medical advice
EXCLUSIVE: For decades, sexual health experts across the world have insisted 'the clap' couldn't spread through snogging, and is instead transmitted through unprotected sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finger-prick test can diagnose 'most common STI you've never heard of' in just 5 minutes
The little-known infection, caused by a parasite, strikes millions every year and is more rife than chlamydia and gonorrhoea in some parts of the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New test to diagnose 'the most common STI you've probably never heard of'
Trichomoniasis often goes undiagnosed, but it's a more common sexually transmitted infection than chlamydia and gonorrhoea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UKHSA urges those with new or multiple sexual partners to get tested after gonorrhoea cases resurge, UKHSA (published 16th March 2023)
Provisional data indicate gonorrhoea diagnoses from Jan to Sept 2022 were 21% higher than those reported over the same period in 2019 (up from 46,541 to 56,327). UKHSA) is reminding people to wear a condom and get tested regularly if having sex with new or casual partners. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warning over record gonorrhoea spike with cases post-Covid a FIFTH higher than ever before
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) warned cases of the sexually transmitted infection are up over a fifth on the previous highest year, rising from 46,541 to 56,327. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People urged to take gonorrhoea tests as cases rise
Sexually active people are warned as cases of the sexually transmitted disease rise sharply in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: No, Nation Newspaper Didn't Warn of Super Gonorrhoea Caused By 'Promiscuity' Among Kenyan Women
[Africa Check] IN SHORT: A graphic shared on social media in Kenya attributes a number of problematic claims to the country's largest selling daily newspaper. But the graphic is a fabrication and was not published by the Nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Breaking point: securing the future of sexual health services
The report comes at a time when commissioners and providers of sexual health services have been making repeated calls to the government to address the long-term funding and capacity challenges across local authority commissioned sexual health services. In the context of the dramatic increases in syphilis and gonorrhoea diagnoses, the continued spread of antibiotic-resistant sexual infection, challenges accessing contraception and the evolving spread of Monkeypox, it is more important than ever to ensure that sexual health is prioritised and appropriately funded. The LGA and English HIV and Sexual Health Commissioners ' G...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Silver swipers! Gonorrhoea and chlamydia cases are rising quickest among OVER-65s, report says
The LGA, which represents more than 350 councils in England and Wales, said the number of common STIs detected among the over-65s jumped by a fifth between 2017 and 2019. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea could soon become untreatable, according to doctor
A world where common conditions are untreatable could be just around the corner, according to one expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STI hotspots revealed: Map shows the worst areas for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and super illness
EXCLUSIVE: Some 3 per cent of people aged 15 to 24 living in Lambeth, a south London borough home to Clapham and Brixton, tested positive for chlamydia last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance raises prospect of untreatable gonorrhoea
Just one drug remains effective for the sexually transmitted disease but, soon, the bacteria may be able to evade it (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Super-gonorrhoea: Treatment-resistant superbug becoming 'major global threat' warns expert
SCIENTISTS have warned the antibiotic-resistant strain of super-gonorrhoea may pose a "major global threat" in the wake of an Austrian man catching the sexually transmitted disease. It comes as MPs have been urged to increase efforts to tackle the rise of superbugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news